Louis A. de la Parte
FIRM FOUNDER

(1929 - 2008)

He was a distinguished public servant – a prosecutor, Special Assistant Attorney General, Assistant State Attorney and a member of the House of Representatives who would go on to be President of the Florida Senate and Chairman of the powerful Committees on Appropriations and Ways and Means.

Education:
Emory University, B.A., 1950
University of Florida, LL.B., 1953
University of Florida, J.D. 1967

Bar admissions:
The Florida Bar – 1953
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida – 1956
U.S. Supreme Court – 1966
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth District – 1976
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia – 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit - 1981

Representative community involvement:
Florida Supreme Court Commission on Racial and Ethnic Bias
Governor’s Social Service Task Force
Governor’s Commission for Government by the People

Representative professional affiliations:
Florida House of Representatives, 1962 – 1966
Florida Senate, 1966 – 1974
Florida Senate, President Pro Tempore, 1972 – 1974
Florida Senate, President, 1974
Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Florida, 1953
Assistant County Solicitor, Hillsborough County, 1957-1960
Assistant State Attorney, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 1960 - 1961